DotCIO Replaces File Transfer Protocol (FTP) with SecureFTP File Transfer Service

As of July 13, 2018, the campus' FTP service has been discontinued.  As a result, Rensselaer's Division of the Chief Information Officer (DotCIO) asks all members of the Rensselaer community who have been using the FTP service to begin using SecureFTP for file transfer.

SHC Announces Required On-line Education Courses for New Students

Rensselaer's Student Health Center recently announced two new two-part courses which will now be required of all new first-year and transfer students: "AlcoholEdu" and "Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates." The courses will open on Monday, July 30. At that time, the Health Center will post additional information on-line and will also send e-mail to all student RPI e-mail addresses.

Call Issued for LGBTQ Task Force Membership Applicants

Friday, July 13, 2018 5:00 PM - Fri , July 27, 2018 5:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer Campus
Description: The Rensselaer LGBTQ Task Force is accepting applications from campus staff and faculty for membership with the Task Force for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. All interested individuals are invited to apply for membership by close of business on Friday, July 27.
Contact: _none 518-276-6000

Students: Don't Miss the Free Trip to "Damn Yankees" at the Washington Park Playhouse!

Friday, July 27, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Albany, NY New York
Description: Rensselaer students are invited to kick off a weekend full of I LOVE NY events by taking the free bus trip to downtown Albany for a free performance of the classic musical "Damn Yankees." Interested participants should bring their own dinner; the bus will depart from campus at 6pm.
Contact: Rensselaer Union 518-276-6505

Student Trip to Yankee Stadium, Manhattan Scheduled as Part of "I Love NY" Weekend

Sunday, July 29, 2018 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Where: New York, NY New York
Description: The cost of the trip is $30, and includes both bus fare and the price of the ticket to the baseball game. The tentative itinerary for the event includes the bus departing campus at 9:00am, the game at Yankee Stadium at 1:00pm, and a chance to explore Manhattan from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.
Contact: Rensselaer Union 518-276-6505

Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing Using Advanced Robotics

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. ARM selected projects that will generate timely impact on the national manufacturing landscape and serve as examples of ARM's mission.

Clubhouse Pub Hosting July "Painting at the Pub" Event

Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Clubhouse Pub Union 3rd Floor
Description: This month's "Painting at the Pub" session is inspired by Vincent VanGogh, and participants will be replicating his famous "Starry Night" painting! Art teacher Nikki Tybush will give step-by-step instructions, so no experience is necessary! Please note that, due to some required drying time, the full three hours will be required to complete this painting.
Contact: Rensselaer Union 518-276-6505

Professor Jennifer Pazour Selected to Participate in U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Jennifer Pazour, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Rensselaer, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium, which will take place September 5-7 at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Fidelity Offering Confidential Retirement Consultations August 1

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: Schedule a confidential consultation to help you become better informed and more confident about your workplace retirement savings plan benefits!
Contact: Human Resources 518-276-6302

"Improving Your Public Speaking Skills" Workshop Scheduled for August 1

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Folsom Library, Comm+D Lower Level On the Lower Level
Cost: Free
Description: Oral presentations are common at Rensselaer, but sometimes courses do not teach how to plan and deliver your information. This highly interactive workshop, which will introduce strategies for structuring ideas and managing nervousness, is open to all but is especially recommended for people who are adjusting to English, have difficulty organizing thoughts, or panic at the idea of speaking to a group. Please register by noon Tuesday, July 31.
Contact: Brea Barthel 518.276.3241